Horse portrait of Gaspard de Guzman, Duke of Olivares – Diego Velazquez

Horse portrait of Gaspard de Guzman, Duke of Olivares – Diego Velazquez
Horse portrait of Gaspard de Guzman, Duke of Olivares - Diego Velazquez - 1

  • Posted by Diego Velazquez
  • Museum: Prado Museum
  • Year: 1632-1633

Overview of the painting :

Horse portrait of Gaspard de Guzman, Duke of Olivares – Diego Velazquez. 1632-1633. Oil on canvas. 240×314

   The graph is shown in front of the battlefield proudly seated on a sighing horse. Wandering over his shoulder, he points to the distance, where there is a battle in the midst of a beautiful landscape. The coloristic solution to this ceremonial portrait is based on a combination of cold shades that dominate the long-range, and the warm, dominant in the first. Thanks to this, the figure of the minister and the horse seem financially voluminous and as close as possible to the audience, and the landscape is infinitely deep.